We are proud to have attracted and retained a team of extremely talented individuals who are all long-term thinkers. We believe that a team-oriented environment where people can develop professionally is key to ensuring success in the future.

BAU Analyst

AKO Capital is looking to hire a junior analyst to join our BAU team (Behavioural Analysis Unit).

 

About AKO

Founded in 2005, AKO Capital is one of Europe’s leading investment partnerships, managing more than $20bn across European and Global equity funds. Our mission is to generate the best risk-adjusted and sustainable returns for our clients.

We look for enthusiasm and an ownership mentality in all our team members. We are long-term, patient and responsible investors, and take the same approach to our employees. We believe that a commitment to our people is paramount to success as the strength of our results in the long run will reflect the strength of our team.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture. We are a Certified B Corporation™.

You can find out more on our business principles at www.akocapital.com/business-principles.

 

BAU at AKO

The BAU assists the AKO’s investment team by assessing the risk of our investments from a behavioural/linguistic perspective. As such, it is an integral part of the AKO investment process. We are looking for a bright and inquisitive behavioural/language analyst with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to critically question the written and spoken word. You will be joining a small team whose expertise varies from Forensic Linguistics to Behavioural Psychology. All the relevant training will be provided on the job.

 

As a BAU analyst at AKO your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing company communications from a behavioural/linguistic perspective and producing written reports of your findings
  • Attending company meetings to assess company communications in a live setting
  • Researching and testing other applications of linguistic/psychological theory to the financial sector, including, but not limited to, Phonetics, Computational Linguistics, Decision Theory
  • Supporting the investment team on all matters related to behavioural/linguistic methodologies
  • Assisting colleagues with other tasks as deemed necessary

 

You should apply if:

  • You have a Linguistics, Cognitive Science or Psychology degree (or related discipline)
  • You enjoy reading and analysing texts
  • You have experience in reading/researching the academic literature
  • You can work independently and also collaborate with people within your team
  • You are proficient in English
  • You have the legal right to work in the UK

 

Nice to haves:

  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Experience with statistical analyses (e.g., regression models)

 

To apply please email your CV and a cover letter describing an interesting project you worked on (including methodology) to jobs@akocapital.com

 

Benefits

  • Excellent compensation (starting salary position: £30k)
  • Above industry parental leave
  • Participation in a private, defined-contribution pension plan
  • Private health insurance and on-premise gym
  • Mentoring program for all new joiners

 

We are not looking for any recruitment support right now, but we will keep you posted if anything changes. Thank you!

Stock Pitch

Even when we are not actively recruiting, AKO Capital is always happy to engage with prospective candidates who would like to join our investment team. If you are keen to join us, please send us your CV, a brief cover letter and a stock pitch (max. 2 pages). We are interested in either long or short ideas, listed in developed markets with an average daily liquidity above USD 10m. For longs, we are looking for high quality businesses underappreciated by the market. For shorts, we are looking for businesses with material earnings downside.

To apply please email your stock pitch to jobs@akocapital.com with Stock Pitch as the email subject along with your CV and a cover letter. Please note, we will not be able to consider applications without all three components.